A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World [NOOK Book]

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  • BN ID: 2940023880426
  • Publisher: W.C. Wright
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1825 volume
  • File size: 731 KB

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HISTORY OF NEW-YORK. BOOK FIRST. CONTAINING DIVERS INGENIOUS THEORIES AND PHILOSOPHIC SPECULATIONS CONCERNING THE CREATION AND POPULATION OF THE WORLD, AS CONNECTED WITH THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK. CHAP I. Description of the World. According to the bt anthorities, the world in which we dwell is a hnge, opaque, reflecting, inanimate mass, floating in the vast ethereal ocean of infinite space. It has the form of an mange, being an oblate spheroid, curiously flattened at opposite parts, for the insertion of two imaginary poles, which are supposed to penetrate and unite at the centre; tbus forming an axis, on which the mighty orange turns with a regular dinrnal revolution. The transitions of light and darkness, whence proceed the alternations of day and night, are produced by this dinrnal revolution successively presenting the different, parts of the earth to the rays of the Huii. The latter is according to the best, that is to say, the latest accounts, a luminous or fiery hody, of a prodigious magnitnde, from which this world is driven by a centrifngal or repelling power, and to which it is drawn by a centripetal or attractive force; otherwise called the attraction of gravitation ; the comhination, or rather the counteraction ofthese two opposing impulses producing a circular nnd anunal revolution. Hence result the different seasons of the year, viz. spring, summer, antumn, and winter. This I believe to be the most approved modern theory on the subject thongh there be many philosophers who have entertained very different opinions; some too of them entitled to much deference from their great antiquity and illustrious characters. Tbus it was advanced by some of the ancient sages, that theearth was an extended plain, supported by vast pillars; and by others, that it r...
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  • Posted January 24, 2012

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    Excellent history and satire

    If you like the satire of Gulliver's travels, the "comedy" of Mark Twain, and history as told by Gore Vidal, then you will love this!

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    Posted June 10, 2012

    Unreadable This copy of r This copy is unreadable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Unreadable

    This eBook was created from a digital scan of a print edition. The text contains a lot of OCR errors and is completely unreadable.

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    Posted January 15, 2012

    Poorly formatted, unable to tolerate

    Must delete. Unreadable in it's transcribed state.

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